I learned how to move pieces at the age of 6 (who cares -LOL) but never take it seriously until 13 (a bit serious), the time I started reading chessbooks. I have more than 300 Chessbooks and Magazines but actually I never read them all due to I was more on selective reading for those games not ended in drawn and most of the time, I feel sleepy after reading for 2-3 succeeding hours.
Fortunately, before I take chess seriously, I'd realized that Chess is not for me, due to I am so impatient and felt really bored for waiting if my opponent thinks so long. Even in classical chess my tempo for every move is more like Rapid Chess and I am expecting the same for my opponent to do the same but of course it is not always the case.
I am an aggressive player and loves to sacrifice for the beauty of the game but sometimes they are not so sound. I want to finish the game as early as possible. Most of my games are either win or loss, I seldom accept draw unless it is really a drawn position.
My favorite chessbooks are:
Capablanca's 100 Best Games
Sacrifices in Sicilian
The Art of Sacrifice in Chess by Rudolf Spielmann
Alekhine Block (compilation of sacrifices from earlier masters to Kasparov)
The Games of Robert James Fischer
Life and Games of Michael Tal
The Middle Game Book I & II - M. Euwe and H. Kramer
1001 Brilliant Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate
Now, I don't have practice for atleast 20 years, so I always avoid bookline well analyzed openings and I deviate as early as possible to bring the games into a position that most probably both players have to think on the chessboard.
Regardless of color I always play for a win but of course I also loss a lot. When I play black, I seldom castle to preserve one move and to neutralize a move behind when playing black (This is my own theory, maybe it will become widely accepted theory from a non-GM and will be also put into practice by GMs someday as a standard theory when all theoretical opening variations are all exhausted). I build counterattack instead of building a defense but it is not always successful, I am getting too bored when thinking for long.
I don't like alibis even in Chess, if somebody lose regardless of level, then accept the results then move on...
I have still a lot to share but I will continue later, I have other things to do now....